Paddy Casey live at Garbo’s this weekend

Singer-songwriter Paddy comes to the Garbo’s venue in Castlebar this Saturday night January 14. Casey, who has just released his new single titled “Everything Must Change” from his upcoming new album due to be released in 2017, will play a highly anticipated show at the music venue this coming Saturday night. Support comes from local singer songwriters Con Murphy and Dennis McCalmont.

Paddy Casey is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin. He got his first guitar when he was 12 and left home soon after and began busking and gigging for about 12 years. At about the age of 24 he was approached by Sony A&R scout Hugh Murray at the International Bar in Dublin, while performing at the singer/songwriter night hosted by Dave Murphy. Sony gave Casey some studio time in Sun Studios Dublin where he recorded nine tracks in two days. Sony decided that they liked the tracks so much that they wanted to release them as they were.

Casey released his first album Amen (So Be It ) in 1999. This album was produced by Pat Donne and was certified triple platinum in Ireland and did fairly well worldwide. Paddy received nominations for Best Irish Songwriter and Best Male Singer at the Hot Press Awards. Hot Press readers themselves voted the album Best Debut Album, as well as voting Paddy the year’s Most Promising Act and nominating him in seven other end of the year categories. Touring saw Casey providing support to artists like REM and Ian Brown.

He returned in 2003 with the multi-platinum album, Living which spawned the Irish chart hits "Saints and Sinners", "The Lucky One", "Bend Down Low" and "Want It Can't Have It". Living spent the majority of the year in the top ten, climbing to the top of the charts 21 weeks after its initial release. In 2004 he won his first of two consecutive Meteor Irish Music Awards for Best Irish Male at Dublin's RDS.

In 2005, Casey toured the Living album extensively in Ireland and abroad, highlights including a headline concert at the Heineken Green Energy Festival, and also supported U2 on their Vertigo tour, performing in Ireland, Scotland, and Norway. Since then Paddy has played numerous venues across Ireland and Europe and this is a show not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now from Downtown Records, and Hogs Heaven Bar and www.tickets.ie Doors for the show open at 8.30pm. For further information visit www.finbarhobanpresents.com

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